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Rain may hamper search for California wildfire victims

Emergency services stepped up their efforts on Monday to find remains of victims of California’s deadliest ever wildfire as nearly 1,000 people remained unaccounted for, but rain expected this week could make that search harder and raise the risk of dangerous mudslides.

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‘Everything is working and everything is in order’: Paralysis fears allayed after Floersch surgery

Preview Representatives for 17-year-old F3 driver Sophia Floersch have posted a positive update after she was rushed to hospital to undergo spinal surgery following a horrific high-speed crash in Macau.

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Airbnb removes rentals in Israeli West Bank settlements

Announcement comes before publication of damning Human Rights Watch report

Airbnb has said it will remove from its website all properties in Israeli settlements built on the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, after years of accusations that the company was benefitting from rentals in the illegal outposts.

The accommodation bookings website announced on Monday that around 200 listings would be taken down in what will be seen as a victory for the Palestinian-led anti-occupation movement.

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RBI board agrees to support small firms, ease capital norms

The board of the Reserve Bank of India advised it to act to support small businesses and give banks more time to step up capital norms, following weeks of pressure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to spur lending ahead of elections.

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Expert WARNS underground volcano in top Italian holiday spot could have disastrous effects

AN UNDERGROUND caldera near Naples could cause devastating consequences for 1.5 million citizens as the active volcano could cause the ground to split in two and explode, the Director of Naples Volcanology Institute has warned.

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Top film-makers back penguin intervention on Attenborough show

Wildlife documentary experts defend crew’s decision to help trapped birds

Leading wildlife camera operators and film-makers have defended the film crew on David Attenborough’s latest BBC series over their decision to break with convention and intervene to save a group of penguins that had become trapped in a ravine.

Nature film-makers are discouraged from intervening in the events they are attempting to capture on film. While the general principle is to avoid interfering with the natural course of events, the crew on the Dynasties series stepped in when they saw the birds’ predicament.

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Amnesty ‘failed to support and value’ Paris worker who killed himself

Independent inquiry finds serious failure of management over Gaëtan Mootoo, who felt ‘abandoned’ by the organisation

Amnesty International failed to support a researcher who killed himself in his Paris office after feeling “abandoned and neglected” by the organisation, according to an investigation.

The independent inquiry commissioned by Amnesty into the death of Gaëtan Mootoo concluded that multiple failings to support the employee of three decades amounted to “a serious failure of management”.

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Indiana police chief keeps promoting dodgy & investigated senior officers

Preview One mayor’s decision to cut police oversight has allowed a department in Indiana to become a law unto itself; staffed with a gallery of rogue, undisciplined and shady officers.
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Six boys arrested for ‘gang sex attack’ at Toronto’s St Michael’s College, a prestigious private Catholic school

Police have arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the internet.
Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said Monday the students from St Michael’s College been charged with assault, gang sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon.

Sinopoli says police first became aware of the assault and video through the media and he says the school failed to notify police…

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Theresa May govt to ‘engineer financial crash’ to frighten MPs into voting for Brexit deal – report

Preview Theresa May’s government are planning to “engineer a financial crash” if parliament fails to back their Brexit deal – in an attempt to frighten MPs into voting it through at a second vote, claims a source close to the PM’s aides.
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Smash and stab: Samurai sword-wielding jewel thieves attack bystander during London heist (VIDEO)

Preview CCTV footage of an astonishing jewellery shop raid involving a Range Rover and a samurai sword-wielding thief has been recounted at the trial of three men accused of masterminding the attack.
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Melania Trump’s secret Vladimir Putin conversation EXPOSED: ‘I liked boasting’

MELANIA Trump was “fibbed to” by Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in 2017, according to a documentary.

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‘Pakistan does NOTHING for us’ Donald Trump sparks outrage with Osama bin Laden claims

DONALD Trump is at the centre of a bizarre row over Osama bin Laden after criticising previous US presidents for failing to catch him before condemning retired admiral Bill McRaven for not killing the terror chief soon enough.

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‘EU is LOST!’ EU Commission candidate warns Italy clash could cause second euro CRISIS

GERMAN MEP Manfred Weber warned Italy’s controversial budget plans could cause a second big financial crisis in Greece and Spain unless the founder member state accepts to make a U-turn on its political direction.

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Labour MP claims life was so chaotic she missed speeding letter

Fiona Onasanya is accused of colluding with her brother to pervert the course of justice

A Labour MP accused of deliberately misleading the police over a speeding ticket has claimed that her chaotic life as a new parliamentarian meant that she struggled to answer correspondence such as letters and phone calls from the police.

Fiona Onasanya, the MP for Peterborough, is accused at the Old Bailey of colluding with her brother to pervert the course of justice after her Nissan Micra was recorded driving over the speed limit in July 2017.

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Guatemala’s Fuego volcano bursts red-hot lava and ash in latest eruption – video

About 4,000 residents have been evacuated from Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire as red-hot lava spewed down its side when it erupted on Monday, threatening the communities below. The Fuego volcano is one of the most active in Central America. An eruption in June killed 194 people

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‘I did nothing wrong’: Gazza tweets then deletes his response to sexual assault charge

Preview The English football legend Paul Gascoigne has responded to a criminal charge of sexual assault by touching, defending himself in a series of now-deleted tweets, including “I’ve soooo much respect for women.”

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Xi and Trump have both made their point. It’s time to end the posturing, and the trade war

It’s not easy being a superpower – whoever would imagine that might be the case? Sometimes, one almost feels an odd twang of sympathy for the leaders of China and the US. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown of the superpower.
Could any of us do a better job? I have no idea, but with regard to the moral responsibility of steadying the vital relationship, the current mood is leaning towards the bizarre. Lately, it is as if both are determined not so much to run their countries…

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Bitcoin falls below US$5,000 for first time since October 2017, as cryptocurrencies are crushed again

Cryptocurrencies resumed their slump on Monday, with bitcoin falling below the US$5,000 mark for the first time since October 2017, in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny of initial coin offerings and the split of one of the largest tokens.
Bitcoin declined as much as 9 per cent to US$4,958, while so-called alternative coins slumped even more, with Ether tumbling as much as 12 per cent and Litecoin cratering as much as 13 per cent. XRP, the token associated with Ripple, was the lone…

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Six students at Toronto Catholic school charged with sexual assault

Students from prestigious all-boys St Michael’s College were charged related to a video posted on the internet

Police have arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the internet.

Related: Canada’s ballet world rocked by abuse scandal spanning 30 years

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Ocasio-Cortez mocked for ‘3 chambers of Congress’ gaffe, hits back at critics

Preview After being mocked by the right for referring to the non-existent “three chambers of Congress,” newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at critics for “drooling over every minute of footage” to use against her.

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Tsunami MAPPED: Risk areas from Sicily to Salento

ITALY is one of the countries in the Mediterranean most at risk of being hit by “dangerous” tsunamis with waves “higher than one metre”, a new study has revealed.

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FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as ‘extremist group’, documents say

Group is now designated ‘with ties to white nationalism’ according to report produced by Washington law enforcement

The FBI now classify the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement.

The FBI’s 2018 designation of the self-confessed “western chauvinist group” as extremist has not been previously made public.

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Russian arms exporter is lowest bidder for India’s $3 billion air defence tender

Russia’s state-owned arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, has emerged as the lowest bidder for India’s $3 billion tender to source short-range air defence missile systems, the Indian army said on Monday.

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‘Make America rake again’: Finns savagely troll Trump over bizarre wildfire gaffe

Preview US President Donald Trump has made yet another bizarre, off-the-cuff remark during an interview that has left people scratching their heads, and meme-smiths working overtime.
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